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Should I exchange it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Poop-Loops, Mar 15, 2006.


  1. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    A few days ago I ordered an SX 4-string bass http://www.rondomusic.net/bg180tm.html

    and now it's already in progress of getting here.

    But, I wanted a 5 string one, I just didn't know that rondomusic.net has them.

    http://www.rondomusic.net/sjb6241.html

    Is it worth it to return this one and get the 5 string one? This will be my first bass ever, by the way. Also, does a P/J bass sound different than a J/J bass (by much)? I'll be using a crappy combo practice amp...
     
  2. by 15 % ;) ... sorry I just couldn't resist :hyper:
     
  3. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    Come on, I need some help...
     
  4. if you want the other one, then http://www.rondomusic.net/returns.html

    yes a pj sounds different than a JJ...how different, consider the sound of a j pickup and then consider the sound of a p pickup...thats how different they are...
     
  5. BassDerek

    BassDerek

    Aug 15, 2004
    Sacramento, CA
    There is no 'better,' its a user preference. both have the j in the bridge position will give you that midrangey bark, but the p pickup in the neck position might give you a more round sound. Really, you need to go to the music store, play a p bass and then play a jazz bass and see what you like.


    As far as whether its worth it for a fiver, thats an age old battle. I play a 5, and I can't say I always use the low b string, but when I need it, its there.

    Your ear is really the best judge.